At the pit range I frequent, every time I go there now there's somebody just sitting in a car waiting for people to leave to go pick up brass. Sometimes pretty sketchy looking. It used to be an endless supply of reloading brass (*) but now you have to get lucky to find anything aside from .22s, shotshells, and steel cases. It annoys me that my brass supply has dried up.a couple of weeks ago we went out to The Tillamook to look for mushrooms and stopped by the beaver Dam Pit. You ought to consider yourself lucky, because 99% of what we saw there was .22lr. Now if shotgun hulls were worth a nickel? Puckin' Fig shot gunners.
(*) It used to be so good I'd turn my nose up at headstamps I didn't want.